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Erin S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 16, 2014

Erin S.

Effective Editorial Services
   United States
  |  10:08 pm Local Time

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Overview

[Elance Top 1% Contractor, Top .001% in the Writing/Translation category] I am a college-educated professional editor, proofreader and copywriter working from my home office with availability for your Elance project. I have 15 years of experience writing, editing, proofreading and formatting business communications and marketing collateral in financial services (specifically, Big 4 public accounting, banking and private equity). Recent projects include textbook proofreading; copywriting, editing and formatting eBooks; editing blog articles...

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Feb 25, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

I provided copyediting and formatting/typesetting services in Scrivener for this...
I provided formatting/typesetting services for this client. Outputs created for...
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I provided copyediting and formatting/typesetting services in Scrivener for this...
I provided copywriting, copyediting and formatting services for this client's eBook.
I provided editing and formatting services in Adobe InDesign for this client's eBook.
I provided editing and formatting services in Adobe InDesign for this client's eBook.
I provided editing and formatting services in Adobe InDesign for this client's eBook.

Skills (15)

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Editing
Editing/Copy Editing
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Kindle
Scrivener
EPUB
Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Resume Writing
Resume Writing Skills Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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General Office Skills
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Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
iBook

Service Description

I primarily use Chicago and AP style guides, and am also proficient with MLA and APA style guides. There are a variety of programs I use to work with client documents, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Scrivener and others.

I offer meticulous attention to detail in delivering effective editing, proofreading and writing solutions specific to the needs of the client. This includes:

light proofreading
substantive line editing
formatting and design

My expertise includes:

manuscripts, textbooks, eBooks (or e-books or ebooks, depending on the style guide!)
business publications
marketing collateral
newsletters & press releases
PowerPoint presentations
resumes & cover letters
website pages, blogs & articles

I generally work with nonfiction material, including (but not limited to):

academic
business
dental
finance
fitness
health
history
humanities
law
medical
metaphysics
politics
self-help
technology

Anything not listed here is very likely something I will still be interested in learning about!

I am highly skilled in the following programs and platforms:

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Adobe Creative Suite 5 (InDesign*, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Scrivener
Mac OS X
Adobe Acrobat
Google Drive/Google Docs/Dropbox

*I love and work primarily in InDesign of all the CS5 programs. I use this program to build books, eBooks, brochures, flyers, etc.

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS:

Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
American Copy Editors...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance Editor+Proofreader+Writer
2012 - Present
Academic publishing house
Contract Proofreader
2012 - Present
Various financial firms
Marketing/communications
2000 - 2012
Blackwell's Book Services
Contract Book Editor
1998 - 2000
Oregon Title Insurance Company
Proofreader
1993 - 1994

Education

Southern Oregon University
B.A. in theatre arts & communications
1994 - 1998

Keywords

Proofreading
Editor
Editing
Scrivener
InDesign
Business Writing
Formatting
Typesetting
eBook
Web
Chicago
CMS
Oregon
POD
Print-on-Demand
My Snapshot
Writing & Translation
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